Aroostook County Genealogical Society News

The Aroostook County Genealogical Society, called “The county”, meets on the fourth Monday of each month, except for December and July at 6:30 pm, at the Cary Medical Center, 163 Van Buren Rd., Caribou, Me in the Chan building. Our contact person is Jay Bullard you may contact him via e-mail at: jaybullard@myfairpoint.net. Our new website is: ac-gs.org. Our Newspaper Project is in full swing, the Aroostook Republican and News is our starting point, read about the project on our website. Anyone is welcome to come to attend meetings. Membership in this Chapter provide you with a monthly Newsletter.

Aroostook County Genealogical Society Now Online

We are happy to report that our northernmost chapter, Aroostook County Genealogical Society, is now online with a new website. Visit them at http://www.ac-gs.org.

The website is still undergoing some tweaking and they are working diligently on adding additional content, but it is already a great resource.

Surf over and check them out and welcome “The County” to the Internet!

“The County” to meet November 23rd

The November meeting of the Aroostook County Genealogical Society will be at the usual time 6:30 p.m, November 23rd, 209, at Cary Medical Center in the Chan Building. Please look for the sign at the entrance that will direct you and tell you the room we are meeting in.

The November meeting will consist of annual elections, followed by helping you out of any road blocks that you have! What an opportunity – bring your questions.

And mark your calendar now for their next meeting which will be held on January 25, 2010.

Aroostook County Genealogical Society Elects New Officers

At their November 24, 2008, meeting, Aroostook County Genealogical Society elected the following officers for a two-year term:

President: Ann Cushman
Vice-President: Dennis Prue
Secretary: Linda Zapatka
Treasurer: E. J. Bullard
Trustee Board Members: Theresa Nicholson, Frank Labbe & Ken Keaton

Congratulations to the new incoming slate of officers!

ACGS’ quip of the month: Only a genealogist regards a step backwards as progress.

Word from “The County

The Aroostook County Genealogicial Society will meet at their usual time 6:30 p.m. on November 24, 2008, at 111 High Street in Caribou.

This month’s program is in two parts, the first part being the election of officers for 2009.

Part 2 is for individual members. It is a chance to ask that question about their genealogy that they need an answer for, but have been unwilling to ask or were just waiting for the right time to ask.

The County’s October Meeting

Word has been received that the Aroostook County Genealogical Society’s next meeting will be held on October 27, 2008 at the usual time of 6:30 p.m. at 111 High Street, Caribou.

The program is in two parts, the first part is for you to feature one of your ancestors as follows: Think about which ancestor YOU would most like to have a meal with and why. Come and tell us about that person. We want to know your ancestor. They might be the person you are unable to find who their parents are. They might have something you are proud of and need to brag about. He or she are very important to us. He or she might have been accused of being a witch. Talk should be limited to 5 minutes or less.

The 2nd part is about how Dennis Prue’s relatives were involved in the Bucksport, Maine, murder of Sarah Ware in 1898.

Guests are welcome.

April Genealogical Events

Here’s what’s happening genealogically around the state for April:

April 5, 2008
Greater Portland Chapter of MGS
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Grandma’s Obituary Box presented by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG

April 13, 2008
Pejepscot Genealogical Society
Brunswick, Maine
Lisbon Historical Society presented by Al & Dorothy Smith and Bill Barr

April 16, 2008
Penobscot County Genealogical Society
Bangor, Maine
Cousins Explained presented by Roxanne Moore Saucier

April 19, 2008
Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records
with Diane Rapaport
Maine Genealogical Society’s One-Day Workshop
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine
For more information, visit www.maineroots.org

April 19, 2008
Hancock County Genealogical Society
Ellsworth, Maine
Program To Be Announced

April 19, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Monthly Workshop – The Master Genealogist

April 20, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Organization Strategies presented by Carolyn Browne and Janet Weymouth

April 28, 2008
Aroostook County Genealogical Society
Caribou, Maine
CD of the MOCA Gravestone Repair Workshop of 7 Oct 2006 in Westbrook

March Genealogical Events

Here’s what’s happening genealogically around the state for March:

March 1, 2008
Greater Portland Chapter of MGS
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Scottish Prisoners Brought to America in the 1650s presented by Bruce Tucker

March 9, 2008
Pejepscot Genealogical Society
Brunswick, Maine
Women’s History Walk presented by Nikki Strandskov

March 13, 2008
Wassebec Genealogical Society
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Finding Ancestral Treasures on Ebay presented by Dale W. Mower

March 15, 2008
Hancock County Genealogical Society
Ellsworth, Maine
Program To Be Announced

March 15, 2008
Wassebec Genealogical Society
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Beginning Genealogy, A Special Workshop presented by Dale W. Mower

March 15, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Monthly Workshop – The Master Genealogist

March 16, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Show & Tell because it’s fun to share!

March 19, 2008
Penobscot County Genealogical Society
Bangor, Maine
Bangor’s Historic Devil’s Half Acre presented by Michelle Thomas

March 24, 2008
Aroostook County Genealogical Society
Caribou, Maine
Old Medical Terminology facilitated by Brenda Bourgoine